The solution to Share Files and folders without entering the Password for Windows-7 or 8.1 Computer!
The solution here is also for Windows 8.1, 8 and Windows Server 2008, 2012!
1. Please change the Work-Group on all Computers to the same name!
See this: .... change Computer name and workgroup name (settings) in Windows 7!
for Windows-XP and 8.1: ... change Windows-8 and Win 8.1 Computer Name, Workgroup and Domain settings!
2. Turn off password protected sharing in Advanced sharing settings!
Open the Home Group settings in Windows-7 via Run-Dialog command: control /name Microsoft.HomeGroup and click the text "Change advanced sharing settings... " (... see Image-1 Arrow-1)
In the Advanced sharing settings please disable password protection (... see Image-2 Arrow-1 and 2) and Save Changes!
Important: please use for correct aces for example from Windows-XP, share permission the user "Everyone".
See this: ... Share It With the home network group!
Don't forget set the folder permissions also for "Everyone"
See: ... permission for Everyone NTFS.
Use Windows-7 Advanced sharing settings to change settings for network discovery, file and printer sharing, public folder sharing, password-protected sharing on Windows-7, and HomeGroup connection management.
The easiest way to share files on a Win-7 home network is to create or join a Home Group.
The homegroup is a collection of PCs that share pictures, music, videos, documents, and even printers. A computer must be running Windows 7 to participate in a homegroup.
It is easy to to Set File and Folder Permissions in Windows, which prevents unauthorized access to files and folders. Every user has their own user profile and own set of permissions, this example is not only for Windows 7 it is also suitable for Windows 10 (Redstone 4 & 5), 8.1, 8, 7: Pro, Home, Enterprise, Basic, Premium, Professional, Starter, Ultimate, Windows-Server 2016, 2012, 2008 and a very useful possibility to change the sharing settings!
FAQ 104: Updated on: 24 May 2018 16:46